Valletta striker Kyrian Nwoko is still on course to complete a move abroad but his now looked set to sign for St Patrick’s FC in Ireland and not Linfield.
The Times of Malta had reported last month that he was on the verge of joining Northern Ireland side Linfield, pending he obtains a work permit.
However, it is understood that Nwoko has failed to secure the necessary work permit and the transfer has now fallen through.
Nwoko is now in talks to join Irish side St Patrick’s Athletic FC and a deal is expected to be completed in the coming days.
The Irish Premier League has already reached midway point, with St Patrick’s Athletic FC leading the way alongside Shamrock Rovers on 41 points, but the latter have a game in hand.
The former Luxol St Andrews forward is expected to join the Irish club on a loan deal for the next six months, with an option of making his move permanent.
In fact, the player is expected to fly to Ireland at the end of the week to put seal to his transfer.